The Fabulous Dorseys [DVD] [1947]

Based on the lives of big-band stars Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, this biographical chronicle begins with their childhood in an industrial Pennsylvania town. Encouraged in their musical talents by their father, the Dorsey brothers' sibling rivalry proves to be a stumbling block until the their father's death gives them the momentum they need to rise to fame, and they are eventually considered to be among the best bandleaders of the swing era. Appearances by Charlie Barnet, Art Tatum, and Bob Eberly jazz up the musical numbers, featuring such songs as "Green Eyes," "Everybody's Doin' It", "Marie," and "I'll Never Say Never Again."
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Overview

Special Features

  • Scene selection
  • Biography
  • Discography
  • Quantum Leap propaganda

Synopsis

The Fabulous Dorseys
Based on the lives of big-band stars Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, this biographical chronicle begins with their childhood in an industrial Pennsylvania town. Encouraged in their musical talents by their father, the Dorsey brothers' sibling rivalry proves to be a stumbling block until the their father's death gives them the momentum they need to rise to fame, and they are eventually considered to be among the best bandleaders of the swing era. Appearances by Charlie Barnet, Art Tatum, and Bob Eberly jazz up the musical numbers, featuring such songs as "Green Eyes," "Everybody's Doin' It", "Marie," and "I'll Never Say Never Again." ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Sara Allgood
    Sara Allgood - Mrs. Dorsey
  • William Bakewell
    William Bakewell - Eddie
  • Image coming soon
    Charlie Barnet - Specialty
  • Janet Blair
    Janet Blair - Jane Howard
  • Image coming soon
    Buz Buckley - Young Jimmy
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